SKYRUNNER’S UTV-LIKE VEHICLE THAT FLIES!

SKYRUNNER’S UTV-LIKE VEHICLE THAT FLIES!

If you want an off-road vehicle that really stands out, you need to to know about SkyRunner’s UTV-like vehicle that flies. It’s an off-road machine that’s also an FAA-approved aircraft capable of flying more than 120 miles. SkyRunner markets the machine as a light sport aircraft rather than a UTV because of the many regulations related to official UTV designation, but UTV enthusiasts are sure to be impressed by its off-road and off-ground abilities.

SKYRUNNER'S UTV-LIKE VEHICLE THAT FLIES!
Two engines power the SkyRunner—a Polaris Prostar 1000 inline twin provides power on the ground, and a turbocharged, 1211cc, 115-horsepower, horizontally opposed four-cylinder Rotax engine powers the machine in the air.

The machine uses an 89-horsepower Polaris ProStar 1000 engine for power on the ground, which gives the SkyRunner a 70-mph top speed on land. A turbocharged, 1211cc, 115 horsepower, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder Rotax engine powers the machine in the air for a 40-mph top speed during flight. Even with the two engines, the SkyRunner weighs only 1220 pounds.

SKYRUNNER'S UTV-LIKE VEHICLE THAT FLIES!
Dual-A-arm front and rear suspension smooths bumps and landings. The machine’s top speed is 70 mph on land and 40 mph in flight.

UTV FRAME OR AIRFRAME?

This 65-inch-wide, 2WD, two-seat vehicle has tandem seating and double-A-arm suspension front and rear with piggyback-reservoir Fox shocks. The chromoloy steel chassis and carbon fiber bodywork keep weight down to 1220 pounds, about 300 pounds less than a typical 2-seat UTV. When not in use, the parachute-like wing stows behind the rear seat. Without the wing, the machine looks much like a normal UTV in most respects, though the rear-mounted propeller could be vulnerable to damage in rough off-roading.

SKYRUNNER'S UTV-LIKE VEHICLE THAT FLIES!
The SkyRunner lets you fly to your favorite riding spots. Foot pedals steer the machine in the air, and the flight engine’s throttle setting adjusts altitude.
SKYRUNNER'S UTV-LIKE VEHICLE THAT FLIES!
Even with two engines, the two-seat, 2WD SkyRunner weighs just 1220 pounds, about 300 pounds less than typical 1000cc UTVs.

GETTING AIR

SkyRunner vehicles need only 450 feet of open area to take off, and you don’t need to take off and land at airports. A sport pilot license is required to fly it, which requires 8 days and 12 hours of flight training. Sport pilots can legally and safely use 98 percent of U.S. airspace without having to talk to air-traffic controllers (ATC). The SkyRunner looks like an interesting way to enjoy flying and conquer off-road terrain, and if you like driving—or flying something you don’t see every day—the vehicle’s $230,000 price should provide the exclusivity you’re after. The price includes delivery inside the U.S., a spare-parts kit, pilot training, support, and videos and tutorials. For more information, visit www.flyskyrunner.com.

SKYRUNNER'S UTV-LIKE VEHICLE THAT FLIES!
The SkyRunner’s unusual tandem-seating arrangement cuts wind resistance to improve its in-flight speed. The vehicle is 65 inches wide.

SPECS

SKYRUNNER

Ground engine 999cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve,

DOHC inline 2-cylinder

Flight engine 1211cc liquid/air cooled, 8-valve

OHV opposed 4-cylinder

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

Drive system 2WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10”

Fuel capacity 16 gal.

Length/width/height 156”/65”/76”

Wheelbase 77”

Tire sizes: f/r 29×10-14/29×10-14

Dry weight 1,220 lb.

Price $230,000

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